Arizona Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arizona Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground Storage Tanks (USTs): Arizona Revised Statutes (AZ Rev. Stat.) 49-1001 to 49-1093 and regulations at Arizona Administrative Code Rules (AZ Admin. Code R) 18-12-101 to 18-12-809

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Applicability: AZ Admin. Code R 18-12-210

Notification: AZ Admin. Code R 18-12-221

Fees: AZ Admin. Code R 18-12-501

Delivery prohibition: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-1023

Secondary containment: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-1009

Release reporting: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-1001(16), AZ Admin. Code R 18-12-251, and AZ Admin. Code R 18-12-260

Corrective action: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-1005 and AZ Admin. Code R 18-12-263.02

Closure: AZ Admin. Code R 18-12-271

Licensing: AZ Rev. Stat. 32-1101 to 32-1129.06

Operator training: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-1083

Certification: AZ Admin. Code R 18-12-801 to 18-12-809

UST Fund: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-1051 to 49-1055, AZ Admin. Code R 18-12-601 to 18-12-610, and AZ Admin. Code R 18-12-901 to 18-12-903

Regulatory Agency

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Waste Programs Division Underground Storage Tanks Tanks Programs Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arizona follows the federal requirements dealing with underground storage tanks (USTs) containing petroleum products. However, the state has specific requirements for notification, secondary containment, delivery prohibition, release reporting, corrective action, and closure. UST contractors must be licensed, UST operators must be trained, and engineers and geologists must be certified. Arizona also imposes annual tank fees. Arizona has developed a trust fund for damages associated with releases from USTs. Note: UST ...


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